Alison Grinnell

Alison Grinnell

Chief executive officer , RAK Hospitality
Her vision for Ras Al Khaimah isn’t to just be another Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it has to have its own draw

From chartered account to CEO of RAK Hospitality, Alison Grinnell believes that gender equality is not only good for the community, it’s good for business too.

She explains: “As a current CEO of this company, all of my opinions are being heard, and organisations that promote gender equality score higher on a number of key performance indicators, including higher employee retention rates, better customer reviews, and stronger balance sheets.”

Her vision for Ras Al Khaimah isn’t to just be another Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it has to have its own draw. Her goal is to 'provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day'. 


Elaine Watson
Cluster General Manager
Feryal Haddon
Cluster director of human resources
Sahiti Gaddam
Head - sales and marketing, Dubai & director of sales and marketing
Tatjana Ahmed
Housekeeping manager and functional specalist housekeeping
Sarah Walker Kerr
Vice president, communications MEA
Anne Scott
General manager
Sarah Allen
Vice president, revenue strategy & analytics
Emma Banks
Vice president, F&B strategy & development, EMA
Minakshi Pandey
Group executive housekeeper
Anne Marie Hannan
Vice president, human resources
Doris Hecht
General manager
Nayla Chowdhury
General manager
Tea Ros
Founder And Managing Director
Sandra Schulze-Potgieter
Vice president, premium & select brands
Roberta Lindow
Director of spa & fitness
Anke Glaessing
General manager
Sunita Mankekar
Executive assistant manager
Veronika Fox
Vice president business finance & administration, MEA
Marloes Knippenberg
Chief executive officer
Stephanie AbouJaoude
Senior area director of marketing & communications, Middle East & Africa
Alison Grinnell
Chief executive officer
Sharihan Al Mashary
General manager
Jaime Emiley Simpson
General manager
Chantel Moore
General manager
Dorsai Khaghani
Director of sales & marketing


Years in the role
Years in the company
Years in the region
Years in hospitality

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